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Author Topic:   Some of these guys are driving without suits!
modman
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 40
posted March 18, 2000 09:58 AM
Guys, I have to tell you, that if your driving without a fire suit, you are dealing with the devil. Man, they are necessary to keep your life! Just a thought.

rescueranger134
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted March 27, 2000 11:55 PM
guys as a fellow racer and a firefighter i hope any one would not drive without a suit even in the beginer classes we spend so much to go fast and for $200 we can save our own life. fire is serious even when properly attaired. MIKE

X-1R Guy
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted April 13, 2000 12:44 PM
Lets not forget gloves and a good helmet and so-on. If you cant afford the neccessary safety items, sit in the stands!

iowa_racer98z
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted May 14, 2000 06:03 PM
i can vow to the good of fire suits. I am not a car racer, but a go-karter. In go-kart you are not required to wear a fire suit because fires are thought to never happen. I had on a karting suit that was non fireproof. Anyway needless to say I rolled over and caught on fire giving me second and third degree burns on my back. The end result of all of this is that I did something I should have done a long time ago, I bought a real racing suit. The sad thing is that I got burned that bad in a go-kart, I could just imagine how bad someone could get burned in a racecar. If you are not wearing a racing suit in a race get one. I could tell you about the treatments I had to go to and anyone would agree that it is better to spend a $100 on a suit than go through that. Just giving my opinion.

sixtysixnumberone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted July 09, 2000 01:06 AM
At our local track, I probably see more without than with. Our Hobby Stocks absolutley fly, and some of them just wear jeans and a t-shirt.
Crazy!

LONE WOLF
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted July 09, 2000 11:05 AM
I'm a line up offical at a local track.I and the track require all safty equipment or you don't have to race. This means a full fire suit(shoes optional),arm restraints or a window net,neck brace, and highly recomend gloves and a helment restraint in the open wheel classes.The puzzling fact that IMCA doesn't require an onboard fire extinguisher is strange. Track rules requires this except for IMCA.
TO NOT BE SAFE IS STUPID!!!

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